Staycation (staying vacation) is new type of traveling. Turns out, it really suits me. After almost a week driven crazy by job or tragic love life, I need me time. I do love my job, but still, I have to admit it takes almost my 24 hour a day. When weekend comes, I’d love to treat myself like a princess. I don’t have to go out of town, but I still can wake up with a style. That’s what I got when staycation at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel Malang.
People may confused, what I do while having a staycation. Sleep? Watching TV all day long? Sunbathing? Yesss! I did it all. Of course, it depends what hotel and facilities that I get. Do not worry! I will tell you exactly 9 things you can do while having a staycation at The Shalimar Hotel Malang. Here we go!
1. Enjoy Me Time at Best Bed Ever
Staycation is about how great you treat yourself. Make sure you choose a good hotel, with great facilities. As a five-star hotel, The Shalimar provide the best quality of bed. Not only it looks pretty, the bed really pampers your skin, and massages your body. A maximum relaxation. You can enjoy the whole day by taking a nap or read your favorite book on the bed. And it never goes wrong when you decide to have your staycation at The Shalimar Hotel with your beloved one. Trust me. It’s worth your every dollar.
The Shalimar also provides TV with many channels that you can choose. Don’t worry. You don’t have to click every number on your remote, there is list of channels. Yes! They’re so detailed. You will love it. Another reason to stay and lie down on bed forever, right? Here is another detail, they also provide original snacks from Malang. Wow!
2. Reading at The Library with Style
Based on my experience, there is not many hotels provide a library. Again, having a staycation at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel will blow your mind away. Forget to bring your book? It’s okay. There are books about heritage, history of Indonesia and the islands, and many other. You can bring them to your room or relax at their beautiful library. Perfect ambience and comfortable sofa.
3. Buy Ethnic Goods
Staycation is about doing all fun things without going out of the hotel. Taking a nap or reading your book are too ordinary for you? Oh wait until you see all the beautiful craft and ethnic material they sell at their little boutique. Clutch bag, necklace, fabric, the goods that makes you love Indonesian taste of art more and more.
Another thing you have to know is that all of the ethnic goods are made by local artist, both from Malang or Bali. Batik top or skirt, bracelet, they’re too pretty to left at the store. You don’t have to feel sorry when fulfill your luggage with beautiful ethnic things, right?
4. Feels The Balinese Ambience while Swimming at The Shalimar
I know, Bali is still the favorite destination. But, you don’t have to worry. The Shalimar presents the Balinese ambience perfectly. It begins when you enter the lobby, the wall decorated with wood carving will welcome you. You can smell the scent of Balinese myrrh is around the room.
Do not forget to try the pool. Once you get in, you will feel like you’re in Ubud, Bali. The pool is surrounded with green tree. Very relaxing. Another reason why you should have your staycation at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel.
5. Act Like A Model
Social media is a lifestyle. Who’s with me? Every day is a holiday, post at resort that cost million. You can do that too! Especially when you have your staycation at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel Malang. This accommodation has many, I said many instagramable spots. Like, every corner at this hotel will make your photo looks instantly good.
The interior design of the restaurant at The Shalimar is incredibly good. There are couch everywhere, but still, you will want to pose again and again. Don’t forget about the bathroom in your room. It’s super clean.
Even the the little garden outside your room is an instagramable spot.
6. Make Your Own Coffee Like A Pro
Not many hotels provide coffee maker at their room. Beside The Sanctoo Bali, I found it again while having a staycation at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel Malang. Morning coffee is a really important activity, especially for me. Yes, almost every hotel, even the cheap one provide a water heater so you can make your own coffee or tea. But this is totally different.
Not the sachet one, The Shalimar Boutique Hotel serves a Nescafe Coffee Maker with the Dulce Gusto. Starting your morning with good coffee like real Americano or Cappuccino will bring a bright day. Yes, good coffee means good mood, good day.
7. Stay Healthy While Staycation at The Shalimar
Staycation is about enjoying your every second with fun activities. But, do not forget to stay healthy. Or maybe working out is one of your hobbies? The Shalimar give you another reason why you should choose this beautiful hotel as your staycation destination.
The Shalimar Boutique Hotel provides a Gym Room for you. It’s not a large room, but the equipment is super good. Remember, this five stars boutique hotel doesn’t have many rooms. You will feel like you are a priority guest. Spare your time to do some working out at early morning. Continue it with a good breakfast.
8. Enjoy Evening at The Terrace
I prefer the mountain than the beach. I know, the beach is beautiful. But I can’t handle the heat. That’s why I love trees, forest, rice field as my view when choosing hotel. Having a staycatian at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel, I know exactly what I want. Forget about finding a cute cafe outside. The Terrace at The Shalimar will give everything that you want. Nice view, good exterior and interior.
Do not have to mention how instagenic this spot, right? The Terrace is the perfect place to enjoy your evening. Plus, when you choose the President Suites Room, you will get high tea as a special service. You can enjoy it in your room or in this cozy place.
9. Taste Every Culinary Here
Your mind is not the only part of your body that need to be pleased. Your stomach is too. Do not worry. Staycation at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel Malang will give you new culinary experience. You don’t have to go around the country to taste it’s every food. Sit and enjoy every menu that The Shalimar serves for every guest.
Javanese or Balinese food? All yes for you. Do not forget about the dessert. I don’t really like sweet cuisine, but I love every dessert at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel Malang. You don’t have to pay extra for the breakfast. It is included with the room price already. Pssst, try the new facility from The Shalimar, floating breakfast!!
Wow! What a great stay, right? Staycation at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel will never be a wrong decision. This hotel was built at heritage building. Not only it has history, but The Shalimar is also the most instagramable hotel in Malang. Five Star Boutique Hotel means you don’t have to worry about privacy or serenity while staying here.
What are so WOW about The Shalimar:
- Five Star Hotel with Super Facilities
- It located at heart of the city
- Not so many rooms, not crowded at all
- The most instagramable hotel
- The only hotel in Malang with a coffee maker in your room
- The food is incredibly delicious
- Perfect hospitality
Trust me and thank me later.
The Shalimar Boutique Hotel
Jalan Cerme, No 16
Phone : +62 341 324989
Room at this article : President Suites
Rate: ± IDR 3 Mio
Deluxe : ± IDR 1,8 Mio
Superior: ± IDR 2,3 Mio
Once again, staycation at The Shalimar Boutique Hotel will never go wrong. So, tell me what’s your favorite hotel?
#All the photo taken by Sri